“It is the honor of a lifetime to be elected to serve the people of eastern and southern Iowa. Iowans are tenacious, optimistic and hard working, and I will take those same attributes to Washington, D.C.”Dr. Mariannette Miller-Meeks tweet 11/28/20
The Republicans have flipped a 14th congressional district bringing their net total districts flipped to 11.
On Saturday, the last of the recounts in the open Democrat IA-02 district was completed, and Republican Dr. Mariannette Miller-Meeks won by 6 votes.
With no more ballots to count, and all ballots counted and recounted, Miller-Meeks claimed victory Saturday afternoon, issuing this statement:
“With the Clinton County recount finished this afternoon, all 24 counties have counted, recounted and in some cases, recounted again, the results of Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District.
“I would be remiss if I didn’t take a moment to thank county auditors, their staffs and the volunteers who worked so hard these past few weeks to conduct the recount.
“They personify the words ‘public servant’ and ‘engaged citizenship.’
“While the race is extraodrinarily close, I am proud to have won this contest and look forward to being certified as the winner by the state’s Executive Council on Monday.”Miller-Meeks campaign statement, 11/28/20
While the AP has not called this race, but with the recount completed, last-minute legal maneuvers by Democrat Rita Hart’s campaign expected.
Here is the tweet from Cook Political Report Dave Wasserman:
Just like most people will say each election, “every vote counts” takes more significance in the 2nd Congressional District of Iowa.
UPDATE: Iowa Certifies Miller-Meeks 6-vote win